Prepping Moisturizer

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by Motomom34, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That is correct, we need to remember to prep moisturize (lotion). It is part of keeping healthy. I never really thought it as so because I always have lotion on hand but what if SHTF? Currently I am at that time of the winter season that my skin is cracking. Oddly it is always my thumbs that crack. It is painful and I always slather on some bag balm and wrap it in a band-aid. When your hands crack, it is an open area. During a collapse, an open cut could make one real sick.

    Moisturizer: A Lifesaving Stockpile Item Most Preppers Forget Please follow the link for the whole article.

    So do you prep lotion? What about when you run out of lotion, what should one use to keep their skin healthy?
  2. Mountain mama

    Mountain mama Monkey

    I do prep lotion. I used to use some real expensive stuff, but now I use and prep suave cocoa butter with Shea. Works very well on my particular skin. I have allergies to a lot of skin conditioners, but not this one.
  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    You do know that you can MAKE this your selves, right? There are literally thousands of ways one can make lotions, be use caution, your skin builds up a need for these, so used sparingly you should do fine!

    Worst one is lip balm or any other lip treatment! Best to mix Honey and olive oil with a bit of Thick rendered tallow! Add a very small drop of mint oil and apply no more then twice daily!
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  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Although I don't have need of skin moisturizer, the best thing I have ever found is to go pet a sheep. The lanolin in their wool leaves hands smooth as a baby's bottom.
    Just be wary of briars in their coat!:eek:
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Axle grease will seal cracked skin well enough to keep germs out (old shop trick.) Not so sure I'd like that on cracked lips, but it would work, and did work on my scalp. (Don't ask but skylarking has consequences.)
  6. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @Brokor fixing wax works well on nails, lips, leather skin, you can change the ratio of beeswax to shea butter if you want a creamier moisturizer.

    I use coconut oil for just about everything. input it on right after a bath wait a few minutes for it to absorb and then dress
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  7. Mountain mama

    Mountain mama Monkey

    "I use coconut oil for just about everything. input it on right after a bath wait a few minutes for it to n absorb and then dress"

    Love coconut oil. Can use as a detangler to get knots out of horses mane as well!
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  8. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I've got the winter cracked skin, at least it's getting better. I do plan to start making my own lotions this year, I have tons of recipes for making my own soaps, lotions, scrubs, masks, cosmetics, etc. That way I know what goes into them.
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  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I use and store udder balm. A 64oz container will last 1 person for around a year. Makes you smell like a cow, but who gives a sheet, just joking.
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I know we can make our own but I bought all the ingredients from the store. I made a really nice facial cream with shea, coconut etc but it went rancid after about 6 months. Coconut oil only has a shelf life of a few years. I keep trying to think what I have here in my surroundings that I could use as a moisturizer. What about mud? I think mud is good for your skin.
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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    we have olives here and I got an oil expeller last year

    mud/cosmetic clay is usually used as a cleanser, not sure about moisturizer
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Shoot! I was hoping. May need to get a sheep. @techsar :)
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  13. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Best moisturizer you can have is to drink lots of water.

    I hate drinking water, so I just hoard lotion. I make a nice, heavy duty cream with coconut oil and shea butter, but you're right, it goes funky after about 6 months so not really long term suitable. Mud draws impurities from the skin and leaves it feeling softer, but it's not a moisturizer.
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Don't worry, there will be plenty of [haay][grlft] people around (for a limited time) for one to acquire all the necessary mangina accoutrements and accessories in case disaster strikes.
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  15. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I don't like drinking water either.....unless it's flavored with chocolate or coffee or herbs/fruit...
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  16. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Argan oil, Best thing I ever found for my skin & hair.

    Coconut oil is great for skin & its also antifungal.. Plus it doubles as a cooking oil.. (However my hair dosent like it at all....)
    I dont buy any other lotions.. havent for years, dont like the way they leave my skin feeling.:cautious:
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  17. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Grow your own. Aloe vera works for me, and I have 3 huge pl;ants growing right outside my door.
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  18. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Sorry, drinking water is not a good skin moisturizer. Humidity is a good skin moisturizer. If you are in a dry area, you can drink water by the gallon (DON"T! DRINKING TOO MUCH WATER TOO FAST CAN KILL YOU!) and your skin will still be "ashy" (there is a comedian on You-tube who has a whole skit on "ashy skin" that is LOL funny). If you are in a high humidity area your skin will be nice and plump even if you don't drink a lot of water.
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  19. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That makes sense. I know that aloe softens a burn. So aloe as a moisturizer would work. It is quite sticky IMO.
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  20. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    I lived in Florida for 3 years, Humid as *&%*.. Probably the dryest my skin ever was... & Humid sucks. Actully Florida sucks...

    Best thing I found for my skin was switching to Paleo/primal diet. Huge improvment & Skins been great ever since & mostly without any "moisturizers"
    I do use the Argan oil when I remember (on my face.. maybe 1 x a week if im good) but Not often enough to chalk the skin condition up to it. Mostly I use it for my hair.
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